Pat Hutchings

WSU faculty teaching senior culminating academic experiences (often called capstones) for an undergraduate degree or UCORE are invited to a unique summer opportunity to explore integrative learning and assignment design.

WSU is proud to host a two-day workshop with Dr. Patricia Hutchings, senior scholar with the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) and previously senior scholar and vice president at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, where she worked extensively with the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

This two-part interactive workshop will focus on one of the most important challenges in undergraduate education today: providing students with opportunities to connect and integrate the various elements of their learning in a capstone course. This means making connections across courses, between general education and the major, and between academic coursework and work, citizenship, and personal life.

The workshop aims to stimulate ideas about how to strengthen participants’ capstone assignments and open up a productive space for discussion about teaching and learning. During the workshop, participants will share an assignment with peers in conversations aimed at helping guide assignment revision as a summer follow-up activity.

A $500 summer stipend can be paid to faculty members for participation in the workshop and assignment revision as a summer follow-up activity. Additionally, matching travel funds may be available for faculty attending from other campuses. For more information and to register, please visit the Office of Assessment of Teaching and Learning’s workshop webpage or call 335-1352.

This workshop is sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Education and the Office of Assessment of Teaching and Learning.